Have You Heard? Years & Years - Shine
Love deals out difficult hands, and this is the trio’s best attempt yet at summing up the pendulum-swing of a stormy relationship.
For a minute there, it looked like Years & Years might have overdone it on the pingers. From ‘Desire’ to ‘King’, this was a trio
only going upwards - both in the charts and in terms of bonkers
dance-pop euphoria. They’ve simmered down a touch on ‘Shine’, but that
doesn’t prevent this from being any less of an all-out giant.
‘Shine’ is taken from an album called ‘Communion’, but instead of togetherness, loneliness and heartbreak seem to be the overriding themes of Years & Years’ debut. Olly Alexander deals with the heavy topics better than most, flipping grim reality on its head, switching torment to triumph. Love deals out difficult hands, and this is the trio’s best attempt yet at summing up the pendulum-swing of a stormy relationship.
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SG Lewis, Romy, Nia Archives and Kelis are also among the names announced.
Years & Years - Night Call
A horny soundtrack of the the Great Global Hook-Up Drought of 2020/1.
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Courtney Barnett is the cover star of DIY’s November 2021 issue
Our new issue - which also features Years & Years, IDLES, Amber Mark & more - is out now!